Thursday, July 18, 2019

Florida Fun on the Farm!


There are a lot of fun things to do in Florida but most of you know that I consider getting out in nature the MOST fun! 


When I volunteer at the Legacy Hospice house on Monday afternoons, I can turn right out of the parking lot and drive a half mile to a beautiful farm. I've seen horses, cows, goats, wild turkeys and hawks in the trees. 


So one day I took a neat photo with big beautiful clouds in the sky.


But then the very next week, there were some pretty cows in the field.


So I played with a photo and put them together. Don't ask me how I did it. I'm still not sure! hahaha! But I used Photoscape and I'm still learning what's possible with this photo editing program.


Lots of beauty at the farm. (and yes, I could stop on this rural road and take pics without any problem!)


 Do you enjoy working on your photos? 
What photo editing program do you use?

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34 comments:

Sandy said...

I love your cow pictures. That area of Florida is so pretty! I need to find an editing program, because I love to fool around with stuff like that.

Nanaland said...

Diane, I would like to up my editing. I just use the photo shop on my mac book. I have never purchased photo editing hardware but maybe I should look into it.

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Betty said...

That is a beautiful view when going to work.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love the views of the clouds and the cattle. The farm land is a beautiful sight. I do not have a special edit program, I do use the Picasa to crop and lighten sometimes. I wish I was more creative and techy! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend ahead.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Cool what you did there!! Love the photos. Pretty enough to paint!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Speaking of painting, do you mind if I try painting one of those pictures?

NanaDiana said...

Hi Diane,
I use PicMonkey but haven't had time to do much with it lately. I do like the program though.
Love your pictures.
A friend of mine is looking at moving to FL. He is looking at Ocala, Lake Wales and Sebring. It will be interesting to see what he picks. xo Diana

Jeanie said...

I have no idea how to edit photos apart from brightening up or bringing in the shadows more. This looks great! Love those clouds!

Kathy said...

Such pretty photos and you are so clever to put them together. I don't use any program for my photos. I just shoot and post.

Red Rose Alley said...

It's always fun to take pictures at a farm cause there's so many interesting things to see. Love the cows, they're sweet to photograph. Most of my nature pictures aren't edited at all. Once in awhile, I will make the grass a bit greener and the colors more vivid, but I have a great zoom-in lens on my camera which enables me to get a close-up when I'm far away. I have an editing program on my computer, and that's pretty much all I use.

~Sheri

Tom said...

...number two is the winner!

Sandra said...

Ocala is one of the most beautiful parts of our state. I tried to get bob to relocate there, a few years ago. he wants to be close to the beaches and he has not been on a beach in YEARS... I would love to see all of this and have fun in photoscape.

DeniseinVA said...

That's brilliant, great job! The scenery is stunning and I always enjoy seeing the cows in photos. I enjoy working on my own photos, especially enjoy putting them in collages.

Lorrie said...

Great scenery - cows are not something I usually think of when I think of Florida! When Picasa was available, I downloaded it onto my computer and I still use it for fast and simple editing. But I guess that's not very helpful for you today.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love the photos of the sky and the farm. How lucky for you to see the farm and the animals and such a pretty sky. Hope you are staying cool. Enjoy you day and the weekend.

Meditations in Motion said...

You live in a beautiful place, and good for you for volunteering at the hospice. I vowed to learn to do Photoshop, but I haven't started yet. So little time - I guess it just isn't a priority.

Ann said...

I love back country roads where you can pull over and get pictures. These are wonderful.
I've been using photoshop elements to edit pictures for quite a while. I've tried some of the online editing programs but never cared for them as much as I do photoshop elements

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Looks like a pretty tranquil spot that doesn't need a whole lot of tampering with.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.
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BeachGypsy said...

Howdy my friend, wow, that looks like WAY OUT in the country! Very pretty scenery, and great for a nice drive. Love what you did with your pictures, fun!! I can barely even make a collage and you do such beautiful ones!

Michelle said...

I love nature, too. Nothing like a farm to provide some good shots. I use Picmonkey and I find it very user friendly. Thanks for linking up.

Laurie said...

Well it sounds like you had fun with it ! I can’t see the photos right now but I am given an audio description, it’s not as good but it’s the way it has to be right now, I’m just happy to visit you!

carol l mckenna said...

Love all the 'four legged friends' photos and how wonderful to drive by on the way to volunteer ~ delight!

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Terri D said...

All I do with my photos is crop them to bring the images closer. Not talented at all with photoshopping. You had fun though!! I love seeing the cattle in the pastures with the big blue Florida sky above!! Beautiful!

LA Paylor said...

you know how much I love cows... thanks for that pic. I have so little ability with photo editing. I kind of get by each time but I have not learned to do what you're doing. LeeAnna

riitta k said...

Beautiful shots - the nature is the best!

Lea said...

Beautiful scenes! Fun with the camera!
I have ACDSee on my computer, and the most often used tool on there is adjusting the exposure. I set my camera on automatic exposure, and sometimes it needs to be changed when I see the photos on my computer. And most of the photos I post have been cropped.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie said...

first...it is nice that you have the best of both worlds where you live in florida, i feel that way about where i live in new jersey. i am 10 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the country!! coming out of my neighborhood, it's either a right or a left!!!

beautiful captures, i don't edit my pictures, ever...so i do not have an editing program. the only thing i do occasionally is crop pictures, that is right on my computer, i use a mac, it's automatically available. i don't know anything about editing!!

John's Island said...

Hi Lavender Dreamer! Neat photos. Looks so peaceful! To answer your question ... I use Lightroom to organize the photos and Photoshop Elements for touch up. Wishing you a fine weekend! John

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs … I don't use an editing programme, I'm really a techno dinosaur.

All the best Jan

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Wonderful pictures and this greenery in the landscape is beautiful

betty-NZ said...

I see so much of my photography in yours!

I, too, used Photoscape and I love it! It does all the things I want in a program--I just like to make my photos look good, not perfect and definitely not edited into something I can't recognized!

I enjoyed that you put the little cow photo in the exact spot where it appears in the larger shot!
Great post!

Linda said...

I so admire your hospice work. What a blessign to see so much beauty in nature as you leave. It must heal your soul....